fashion in the 70s

Book review: Fashion in the ’70s

Fashion in the '70s promises to bring to life a decade of styles many would rather forget. Yet from hippie chic to punk, the decade's fashion influence remains relevant even today....
the fashion book

Book review: The Fashion Book

Spanning nearly 200 years of fashion history, The Fashion Book (Phaidon) is a great way of discovering vintage designers, fashion makers, style icons, editors and photographers. Each entry is illustrated with...
style me vintage

Book review: Style Me Vintage Accessories

The latest addition to the popular book series, Style Me Vintage Accessories (Naomi Thompson and Liz Tregenza, Pavilion, out 25 September) highlights an often forgotten side to vintage styling: accessories...
betty-may

Book review: Tiger Woman, My Story

Few autobiographies have drawn me in more than Tiger Woman, My Story (Betty May, Duckworth, publication date: 17 July 2014), the story of  London-born dancer, singer, gang member, cocaine addict and...
lifestyle illustrations of the 60s

Book review: Lifestyle Illustrations of the 1960s

Few books show the monumental social change that happened throughout the Sixties in a more appealing visual style than Lifestyle Illustrations of the 1960s (Rian Hughes & David Roach, Carlton Books,...
a century of hairstyles

Book review: A Century of Hairstyles

Nifty little guide A Century of Hairstyles (Pamela Church Gibson, Shire Publications, £7.20 on Amazon) is a lovely overview of 20th Century male and female hair styles from Edwardian Gibson girls to...
fruit jellies

Book review: The Vintage Sweets Book

If you have a sweet tooth and like your treats to be retro - think fruit jellies, nougat or love hearts, toffee bonbons, liquorice, gumdrops, marshmallows or sherbet dips  - then The Vintage Sweets Book...
style your modern vintage home

Book review: Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Inspiring and informative, Style Your Modern Vintage Home (Kate Beavis, David and Charles currently  £12.58) combines styling tips, practical restoration info and beautifully photographed real-life...
lee miller

Book review: Lee Miller In Fashion

Fashion model, surrealist artist, muse, photographer, war correspondent—Lee Miller defies categorization. Although Miller's photography has been previously explored, there is now finally a book solely...
Fashion in the 1920s

Book review: Fashion in the 1920s

If you're looking for an introductory guide to Twenties fashion, look no further. Fashion in the 1920s (Jayne Shrimpton, Shire Library, £6.67 on Amazon right now) gives an excellent overview of the decade's...
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Book review: Bridal Fashion 1900-1950

Bridal Fashion 1900-1950 (Kathleen York, Shire Publications,£5.99 on Amazon) gives a fascinating overview of American bridal fashion in the first half of the 20th Century....